We collaborated with Luis Mamani from the Universidad de Concepcion and the Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad and the Museo de Biodiversidad in Cusco to describe a new species of lizard, Cercosaura pacha from Oxapampa in Peru. The new species lives in the montane forests on the eastern slopes of Cordillera de los Andes, Department of Pasco, central Peru, between 1845–1986 m a.s.l., although its precise distribution is unknown. The specific epithet “pacha” is a noun from the Quechua language that means Earth.
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